Freeman Bev Steele writes:

20 of us met at the Museum close to Acton Town Underground at 11am for this approximately 2.5 hour tour of the Museum. There was a preliminary safety brief, this was necessary as the museum is a working space with big vehicles being moved about in a vast workshop where underground trains, buses and trams are maintained in running order despite their age. The vehicles are from all periods

tfl buses

including some recent experimental prototypes.  Our guide's knowledge of all things to do with the underground system was nothing short of encyclopedic.

There was a comprehensive exhibition of poster art and tube maps from the past. This was both fascinating and evocative for those of us old enough to remember so many of them. Our guide was not only very knowledgeable but at the conclusion of the tour played the part as the gift shop sales person. He was thanked fulsomely for his extraordinary performance.

We repaired to a fish and chip restaurant just a short walk across the main road. The meal, during which a raffle was run for the Charity, was very good indeed . It was a most enjoyable day for which we thanked our organiser.

 

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